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A Marvellous Set

The complete
Sergei Rachmaninov -
sampled by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... a flow of fine works ...'

Rachmaninov: The Complete Works. © 2014 Decca Music Group Ltd

This set begins with the C sharp minor prelude, presumably a piece familiar enough to readers of M&V. But it also appears later in the set under its proper title of Morceau de fantasie, Op 3 No 2, played by Rachmaninov himself. If the Second Piano Concerto is likewise not unknown, its completion signalled the composer's recovery from nervous breakdown and released a flow of fine works including the Cello Sonata, performed here by Heinrich Schiff and Elisabeth Leonskaja.By the time he launched on the second one, he had finished a piano concerto, a symphony; and his first opera, Aleko, had reached the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre...

Copyright © 30 November 2014 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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RACHMANINOV: THE COMPLETE WORKS

SERGEI RACHMANINOV

DECCA RECORDS

RUSSIA

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